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January 2019 Book Review Archives

Cover Book Review Date Published
Sinjar Cover

Sinjar

14 Days that Saved the Yazidis from Islamic State

Susan Shand, Rowan and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2018, 268 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. George Hodge, U.S. Army, Retired, Lansing, Kansas

January 4, 2019
The Battle of the Somme Cover

The Battle of the Somme

The Story of the Deadliest Battle in WWI

Alan Axelrod, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2016, 291 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 4, 2019
Making the Arab World Cover

Making the Arab World

Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

Fawaz A. Gerges, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2018, 528 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Col. Stephen Harvey, U.S. Army, Retired, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 11, 2019
Prisoner of the Samurai Cover

Prisoner of the Samurai

Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

James Gee and Rosalie H. Smith, edited by Allyson Smith, Casemate, Philadelphia, 2018, 224 pages

Book Review written by: Capt. James F. Buckley, U.S. Navy, Retired, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

January 11, 2019
Building the Nation Cover

Building the Nation

Missed Opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan

Heather Selma Gregg, Potomac Books, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2018, 296 pages

Book Review written by: Kathy Kim Strand, MEd, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 18, 2019
American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832-1863 Cover

American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832-1863

Peter O’Connor, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2017, 280 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 18, 2019
The Final Act Cover

The Final Act

The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War

Michael Cotey Morgan, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2018, 424 pages

Book Review written by: Jesse McIntyre III, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

January 25, 2019
United States Revenue and Coast Guard Cutters in Naval Warfare, 1790–1918 Cover

United States Revenue and Coast Guard Cutters in Naval Warfare, 1790–1918

Thomas P. Ostrom, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2018, 240 pages

Book Review written by: Lt. Cmdr. Christjan Gaudio, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.

January 25, 2019